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Story Watch: "JavaScript: If you love it, set it free" Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 9:47pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) beta-1 released! Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Device Tree Overlay Support Lands Upstream Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 9:34pm
Story It’s All Linux Under the Hood Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 9:21pm
Story Another Intel Linux Power Regression Is Being Investigated Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 9:05pm
Story Release notes for the Genode OS Framework 14.08 Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:58pm
Story DNF Makes It A Step Closer To Replacing Yum On Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:49pm
Story New Vault Conference to Promote Open Source Cloud Storage Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:42pm
Story IBM doubles down on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:36pm
Story OS Battle: Linux Takes 1.7% Desktop Marketshare Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 5:01pm

Linux versus Windows: the eternal discussion

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OS

celettu.wordpress: Yesterday I got dragged into a “Windows versus Linux” discussion, because on my Facebook profile I had made a quiz, and one of the questions was “What OS do I use?”. My sister in law got that one wrong, and exlaimed “Stupid Linux!”.

How Open Source Can Beat the Status Quo

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OSS

pcworld.com: One of the biggest problems with open source is understanding what it means out in the real world. I'm talking about the impact of open source. How open source is actually useful.

click2try Run Ubuntu Directly from Open Source Catalog

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Ubuntu

(PR): click2try today announced the availability of Ubuntu 8.04 in its online catalog of virtualized Open Source applications. A Community site, click2try enables users to try applications for free and use by subscription.

Also: IBM’s Cloud Will Feature Ubuntu

SCO vs. Linux: New investor rescues SCO from bankruptcy

h-online.com: In yet another bizarre twist in the interminable legal dispute over source code allegedly illegally copied from UNIX System V into Linux, the SCO Group, which claims ownership of the disputed code, has secured a last-gasp reprieve from the threat of liquidation.

Turn Gnome into a productivity blaster

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Software

blog.worldlabel.com: If you rely on computers to help you get things done in your personal or professional life, then you’re probably on the lookout for useful applications that will help you stay on top of things. Here are a batch of tools designed with GNOME users in mind.

Linux robot car targets autonomous navigation

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Tokyo-based ZMP Inc. is readying a Linux-based car robotics platform designed to test automotive robots and autonomous navigation algorithms. The RoboCar is built on a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, and offers a stereo camera, multiple sensors, and an optional image recognition module.

The Linux UI future; more complex than ever

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Linux
Software

h-online.com: With Linux being used as the foundation for numerous smartphone and mobile internet devices, it is tempting to suggest that this movement is going to open the doorway to desktop Linux. Tempting, but not accurate.

Why I Use Linux: Ken’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Several readers wrote in to share their stories in response to my “Why I Use Linux” article, and now I am going to start sharing their responses with all of you. One of the stories is below. This one comes from Ken.

Debian may include Mono in default install

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Linux
Software

itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux distribution may include Mono in its default install, with the project leader Steve McIntyre telling iTWire today that "there's a chance that it might do, but it's under discussion at the moment."

Opera Unite

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Software
  • Freedom

  • Opera Unite
  • Opera Unite claiming to 'reinvent the web'
  • Opera Unite Will Turn PCs Into Servers for Content
  • Taking the Web into our own hands, one computer at a time
  • Opera demonstrates 'Web 5.0'
  • Opera Wants To Unite Web, Critics Argue For Boycott
  • Opera adds media, file sharing services to browser
  • With Unite, Opera 10 becomes both a browser and a content server

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Enlightenment E17 Snapshot Released

  • Detect Wireless Networks with Kismet
  • Tribal Trouble 2 released
  • Ubuntu Sucks Like a Shopvac and Other Linux Rants
  • Six reasons to switch from Ubuntu to Vista
  • Indian Government takes a lead in getting FOSS in Education
  • RadicalCodex, Donations, OpenGL
  • HP servers still half-cold to Ubuntu
  • int@j hosts Red Hat
  • Linux Foundation Takes Training Online
  • Ictivity Training becomes Ubuntu Training Partner for the Netherlands
  • 2.2million Rwandan children to own OLPC laptops by 2012
  • 9.04
  • Hardware Compatability For LTS Releases
  • New Linux kernel adds file-system support
  • Eeebuntu vs Ubuntu
  • Screenshots with Xfce
  • A Visual Expedition Inside the Linux File Systems
  • Novell: SUSE Linux Training Plus Red Hat Migration Offer
  • IFRA using Drupal
  • Head in the Data Cloud Pt.II
  • Red Hat among ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT”
  • Open source vs Microsoft: further progress in Switzerland
  • World's Biggest Open-Source Event Announced

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenSUSE AutoYast/AutoInstall Howto Part 1

  • restoring grub after a reinstall
  • Howto Increase Desktop Functionality With Compiz Fusion
  • Alarm clock on Linux (Ubuntu), “geek style”
  • Building a Wide-area Linux-based Wireless Network, part 2
  • Reset windows administrative password using “Ubuntu"
  • Move File and Symlink to New Location

Firefox 3.5 Allows Watch Videos Without Adobe Flash Plugin

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Moz/FF

iblnews.com: Firefox 3.5, which is now a very stable beta, is faster than earlier versions, and most importantly, it embraces open-source video standards and treats videos like web pages (you can’t do any of that with Flash). If this takes off, Flash video could become history.

Using sidux with Midori

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Software

usalug-org.blogspot: Midori seems like it has the potential to evolve into one really fast, handy browser, especially if you want to create a light, fast desktop or window manager based system.

Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble opens door to Linux

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

channelregister.co.uk: Shuttleworth once told The Reg he can't wait for Windows 7 on this sub-laptop class of machines because it'll finally give Ubuntu the opportunity to compete fairly against Microsoft's operating system in this emerging market.

Five big issues with ARM and Android netbooks

zdnet.com: The tech industry is always looking for the next big thing: Bing is gaining on Google, the Palm Pre will dethrone the iPhone, and so on. One of the latest “next big things” is the duo of ARM and Android which, if you buy the hype, will wrest the PC industry from Wintel’s grip.

Xorg, a stumbling stone?

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Software

bushweed.blogspot: Xorg is a stumbling stone in the advancement of desktop linux. Xorg is bigger, slower and more complicated than the graphical servers of other operating systems.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: It’s a long time ago I posted something on my blog, so this is a good moment to break the silence with a Cooker update:

Chinese Green Dam pilfers open source too

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OSS

zdnet.com: After claims that China's "Green Dam" filtering app includes code pirated from an American software maker, it should come as no surprise that the People's Republic censorshipware is also using open-source code without displaying the proper license.

Two hours (and counting) with an upgrade to Fedora 11

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Linux

Vincent Danen: Two days after the release of Fedora 11, I took the opportunity to upgrade my work laptop, which was running Fedora 10. With it being a work system, and upgrading so soon after release, I was a little nervous and did not know what to expect.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source IoT on Steady Enterprise March
    Enterprise IT decision makers have been exploring the potential of Internet of Things technologies, but they are not rushing IoT projects into development and are showing caution in their adoption commitments, according to survey results Red Hat released Wednesday. Of the 215 participants in the company's survey, "Enterprise IoT in 2017: Steady as she goes," 55 percent indicated that IoT was important to their organization. However, only a quarter of those organizations actually were writing project code and deploying IoT technologies.
  • WSO2 Offers Open Source Enterprise Mobility Management
    The software is fully open source under the Apache License 2.0. Source code is available on GitHub.
  • 5 trends impacting enterprise mobility in 2017
    At this point, there’s little left to say that’s new about the impact the IoT can have on the enterprise. Although the potential size of the IoT market is often hyped, the opportunities now available in various lines of business are indisputable. IoT enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to and control IoT devices in areas like energy, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, and more.
  • China Unicom & Radisys use CORD architecture to build better networks
  • Radisys launches open source RAN software for M-Cord project
  • Haddington Dynamics Releases Entire Source Code for Dexter Open-Source Robot, Invites Global Collaboration
  • Twilio paid $8.5 million in cash for assets of Kurento Open Source Project
    Twilio has been making strides to improve its WebRTC capabilities and part of its strategy includes making acquisitions to advance its objective. In September, the cloud-based telephony company purchased the team behind the Kurento Open Source Project and its assets. At the time, the financial terms were not disclosed, but now we know the deal was for $8.5 million in cash. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Twilio revealed that it had picked up proprietary WebRTC media processing technologies; select licenses, patents, and trademarks; and some employees who worked on the service, although specifics were not provided.
  • What to do when people start hacking your culture
    I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be manipulated by skilled politicians and/or determined agendas. What can we learn from their experience? In a very small proportion of Apache projects, there have been issues that seem to arise from Apache's rules and culture being intentionally gamed. They are a non-representative fraction of the work of Apache, but they provide valuable lessons on the way open source communities can be gamed. In this article I mention two such projects: Apache Harmony, an implementation of Java SE created independently of Sun that's now in the Apache Attic, and Apache OpenOffice, one of the successors to the OpenOffice.org project that closed after Oracle bought Sun Microsystems.
  • Embedded Linux Conference Features IoT and Development Tools
    The 2017 Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is off to a fine start even as the rain clears up here in Portland, Ore. I don’t often get to sit in on technical sessions at trade shows because of a host of meetings, but this is the exception. If you get a chance, and Linux or Android is in your bailiwick, then ELC is worth attending. It delves into the technical details for using Linux and application spaces like the Internet of Things (IoT), with more hands-on details than our popular (but higher-end) IoT show, IoT Emerge, which will be returning this fall. IoT Emerge provides a high-level view of IoT applications and issues, whereas ELC is for the hardcore developers.

Red Hat News

  • HPE, Red Hat Team on Storage, OpenStack for NFV
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Irish unit of open source software developers Red Hat sees profits jump
    A Cork-based subsidiary of open source software specialist Red Hat reported a sharp rise in revenues and profits last year, recently lodged accounts show. Red Hat Ltd, whose parent acquired Irish software firm Feed Henry for €63.5 million in September 2014, recorded a pretax profit of €33.2 million for the 12 months ending February 2016. This compares with a profit before tax of €26.6 million a year earlier.
  • From SAP to Red Hat: Lenovo to leverage partnerships to boost data center numbers
    A week after Lenovo executives pointed to partnerships as a way to drive numbers in its data center business, the company has announced an expanded relationship with SAP. It’s the latest in a string of partnerships, from Red Hat to Nutanix (Nasdaq: NTNX), all targeted to help Lenovo better compete.
  • Notable Runners: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC)

Leftovers: Software

  • 3 mind mapping tools in Fedora
    In a previous Magazine article, we covered tracking your time and tasks. In that article we mentioned some mind mapping tools. Now we’ll cover three mind mapping apps you can use in Fedora. You can use these tools to generate and manipulate maps that show your thoughts. Mind maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectiveness. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to overview complex contexts, to sort your ideas, and more.
  • 10 command-line tools for data analysis in Linux
    So you've landed on some data you want to analyze. Where do you begin? Many people used to working in a graphical environment might default to using a spreadsheet tool, but there's another way that might prove to be faster and more efficient, with just a little more effort. And you don't need to become an expert in a statistical modeling language or a big data toolset to take advantage of these tools. I'm talking about the Linux command line. Just using some tools that you've probably already got installed on your computer, you can learn a lot about a dataset without ever leaving your terminal. Long-time Linux users will of course laugh—they've been using many of these tools for years to parse logs and understand configuration tools. But for the Linux newcomer, the revelation that you've got a whole data analysis toolkit already at your fingertips can be a welcomed surprise.
  • Trojita Is a Super Fast Desktop Email Client for Linux
    If you’re looking for a fast, IMAP compatible email client for Linux, why not try Trojita? Trojita aims to fetch and display email as quickly, and as efficiently, as possible. The open-source email app adheres to ‘open standards and modern technologies’, and is built around ‘the vendor-neutrality that IMAP provides’.
  • gparted 0.28.1
    A new version of gparted was released recently and I have updated the Fedora package to the latest version - 0.28.1. This version brings a rather exciting (at least, to me) update - ability to copy and resize already open LUKS filesystems.